Civil service

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Civil service unions enter new pay talks with UK government
Prospect and FDA suspend strike action after offer of ‘meaningful’ talks, with PCS also attending

Rowena Mason Whitehall editor

26, May, 2023 @5:23 PM

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The country stopped caring whether Boris Johnson broke the rules – thank goodness the civil service didn’t | Zoe Williams
It might feel better to move on, but as long as we’re still living with the terrifying consequences of his reign, he still matters, says Guardian columnist Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams

24, May, 2023 @4:52 PM

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No 10 denies Boris Johnson is victim of stitch-up after fresh Partygate claims
Supporters of former PM say decision to hand over evidence of gatherings at Chequers during Covid is ‘final straw’

Aubrey Allegretti Senior political correspondent

24, May, 2023 @2:43 PM

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Suella Braverman will not face investigation over speeding course claims
UK home secretary was accused of seeking special treatment after she was caught breaking speed limit

Kiran Stacey and Aubrey Allegretti

24, May, 2023 @10:28 AM

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The Guardian view on Suella Braverman: masking failure with bombast | Editorial
Editorial: An issue of the home secretary’s judgment has become a test of the prime minister’s


22, May, 2023 @5:47 PM

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Fretting about your speed awareness course, Suella? You’re anxious about the wrong thing | Zoe Williams
The home secretary could have sat in a room full of shamed drivers and no one would have recognised her. That’s how alienating these courses are

Zoe Williams

22, May, 2023 @3:12 PM

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‘Nothing untoward happened’ over speeding fine, says Braverman
Home secretary confirms she has accepted points on her licence but denies breaking ministerial code

Peter Walker Deputy political editor

22, May, 2023 @12:02 PM

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Sunak defends Braverman after home secretary ‘asked civil servants for speeding fine help’
Prime minister stops short of saying he has full confidence in home secretary

Rowena Mason in Hiroshima and David Connett

21, May, 2023 @7:23 AM

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Jeff Hollingworth obituary
Other lives: Senior civil servant whose work behind the scenes led to the licensing of bedsits and introduction of leasehold reform

Stephen Battersby

11, May, 2023 @6:49 PM

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Senior civil servants vote to take a stand against bullying from politicians
FDA union votes to use ‘all means available’, including ‘targeted legal action’ in wake of Dominic Raab scandal

Rowena Mason Whitehall editor

11, May, 2023 @6:04 PM

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Revolving door of ministers puts civil service under pressure | Letters
Letters: Government departments are being hampered by a constant churn of Tory ideologues, writes Peter Foale, while Prof Roger Brown says the traditional model of a neutral, independent civil service is under threat

11, May, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Stop calling us woke, lazy snowflakes, senior civil servant tells government
General secretary of FDA union makes plea to Rishi Sunak after multiple ‘culture war’ incidents

Rowena Mason Whitehall editor

11, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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